The Ministry of Labour has written a strong-worded letter to the Managing Director of Nation Media Group, Tony Glencross for illegally laying off staff.
According to highly placed sources at Daily Monitor newspaper and NTV, 41 staff from different departments were laid off summarily this week.
The letter which was received in Namuwongo told the Group to reverse the process but the restructuring process is already finished.
The sources from Namuwongo say the Ministry of Labour says that Nation Media Group did not follow the labour laws. The Group didn’t give a clear procedure how the laid off staff would be paid.
Some of the staff who were affected are planning to go to Court to seek remedy.
Meanwhile Eagle Online has learnt that President Yoweri Museveni has summoned the NMG board chairman Wilfred Kiboro and group Managing Director Stephen Gitagama over a story in which the Daily Monitor that Museveni and his inner circles had secretly been vaccinated against #Covid-19. Daily Monitor ran the article after it was picked from Wall Street Journal, a US based newspaper.